CUL­TURE

Dance, opera and work­shops – you can catch them all on Saadiyat Is­land

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Lots of events hap­pen­ing at NYU on Saadiyat over the next few months

Cul­ture afi­ciona­dos, take note – The Arts Cen­tre at NYU Abu Dhabi re­turns for its an­nual sea­son of events from Septem­ber this year.

There’ll be over 80 per­for­mances cov­er­ing theatre, dance, mu­sic, poetry and film with one theme con­nect­ing them all – com­mu­nity.

Kick­ing off the sea­son will be The Red Theatre’s Mid­dle East premiere of Dance by the Lucinda Childs Dance Com­pany, from Septem­ber 5 to 6.

Com­mis­sioned works through­out the nine-month af­fair in­cludes an Afro-Latin Jazz Orches­tra and guests, by four-time Grammy Award win­ning pi­anist and com­poser Ar­turo O’Far­rill.

It’s not just es­tab­lished tal­ents that will take the spot­light – artists mak­ing their UAE de­but in­clude Korean con­tem­po­rary dance group Bereishit Dance Com­pany.

Mean­while, re­turn­ing fa­vorites in­clud­ing the Ara­bic cin­ema se­ries Cine­maNA will be back, with ques­tion and an­swer ses­sions with film­mak­ers.

Off stage, there will be 160 talks, work­shops, classes, and dis­cus­sions by vis­it­ing artists, many of which will be open to the pub­lic. Check out some of the high­lights on the right. Septem­ber 5 to April 25

New York Univer­sity Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Is­land, Abu Dhabi, tim­ings vary, prices vary. Taxi: NYU Saadiyat. Tel: (02) 6284000. nyuad-art­scen­ter.org

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